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Archive for: December, 2009

Half century for family business

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When Horsham panel beater Ivan Carman joined Victoria’s Automobile Chamber of Commerce in 1959, the £1100 ($2200) FC Holden was the biggest selling car in Australia and a locally-produced Ford Falcon had yet to see the light of day. Now 50 years later the Australian automotive industry has witnessed many changes, but one thing has […]

Hunt on for top citizens

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Ararat Rural City Council is calling for community help to enable it to acknowledge some of its most outstanding citizens. Council’s visitor services team leader Julie Kilpatrick urged residents to consider nominating worthy contenders for the 2010 Australia Day citizenship awards. “These awards are open to all Ararat Rural City residents, and we’re hoping to […]

High score for Lowe

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The anxious wait for more than 1000 Ararat Rural City Victorian Certificate of Education students was over last week when exam results and Equivelant National Tertiary Entrance Rank scores were released. Stawell resident Georgia Lowe was named Dux of Marian College with an ENTER score of 93.5 after studying English, maths methods, legal studies, chemistry, […]

Primary school gets technical

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Horsham North Primary School is set to add technical subjects to its curriculum under an innovative new vocational education program. The school and WorkCo Limited have funding from Group Training Australia – under the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – to run the Primary Technical Schools Program from term one next year. Based […]

Extension plans afoot for podiatry clinic

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Wimmera Foot Clinic is set to extend its podiatry services across the Wimmera region thanks to the support of an Australian Government grant. Under the National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program, Wimmera Foot Clinic was one of 40 health agencies across the country to succeed in attaining financial support. The clinic will use the […]

Delahunty unopposed

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Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty will again contest the seat for the Nationals in next year’s November state election. “I am delighted to be preselected for the seat of Lowan and if given a positive vote by the people of this electorate I look forward to continuing to represent the people of western Victoria,” Mr […]

Christmas spirit lifts day centre

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Clients at Wimmera Health Care Group’s day centre enjoyed their annual Christmas luncheon last week with more 80 guests in attendance. Activities coordinator Angela Amor said the day was a huge success. “Guests were treated to a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, supplied by Wimmera Health Care Group’s food services department,” Angela said. […]

Book a slice of Wimmera rock history

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Participants of last month’s 50 Years of Wimmera Rock have a memento of the event with the release of a stylish hardcover book featuring more than 900 photos from the festival. Murray Studios captured more than 4000 moments of the event and have compiled the best pictures in the glossy 54-page book. Horsham Colour’s Brian […]

Tylers team donating more than just blood

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Tylers Hardware and Rural Supplies has taken back-to-back titles in the third annual Australian Red Cross Blood Bank Challenge sponsored by Iris Financial Group. The Rupanyup and Murtoa business made 223 donations during the year-long challenge, almost 20 percent of the total contributed by the 41 particpating groups. Team coordinator Adrian Tyler said the win […]

Horsham volleyball side wins silver

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Horsham College open boys team members have finished their school representative careers with a silver medal. Having competed every year of their secondary school years at the national event the boys finished with an impressive three gold and two silver medals. The only year they missed out was when they competed in the Honors division […]

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